For the removal of catechin from green-tea extracts, N-vinylpyrrolidone-grafted fiber was prepared by radiation-in-duced graft polymerization of N-vinylpyrrolidone (NVP) onto a commercially available 6-nylon fiber. The adsorption isotherm of the NVP fiber with a density of 3.9 mmol/g for catechin in green-tea extracts was well correlated by Lang-muir-type equation. The maximum adsorption capacity and adsorption constant were 0.23 mmol/g and 13 L/mmol, respectively. Catechin adsorbed onto the NVP fiber was eluted completely with 0.1 M NaOH. In the second to fourth cycles of adsorption and elution, the amount of catechin adsorbed onto the NVP fiber remained almost constant.
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